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Mountain Meadows, Michael Naranjo

Michael Naranjo invites you to touch Mountain Meadows, the bronze sculpture in UPMC Mercy Pavilion’s sensory garden.

In describing his sculpture of a seated figure, Naranjo says, "I've often felt that I have a guardian spirit. I found him many years ago and named him 'Mountain Meadows,' after the name that was given to me by the elders in Taos Pueblo when I was a young man. He teaches me life's lessons, plays tricks on me occasionally, but always makes sure that I am ready for the next day. I picture him sitting on my shoulder like Jiminy Cricket or Pinocchio."